Sugar by Mandi Beck
Published by Indie on September 6, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Country’s hottest bad boy.
That’s what they call me. My label ate it up
until I became “too bad” for the good folks of country music. That’s when Hard
Candy Records picked me up and took a chance on me. Probably not their smartest
move, but I won’t tell them that. Especially when they’ve assigned me a
babysitter to try and keep my ass out of trouble. One smart-mouthed,
unimpressed, sexy as homegrown sin, Addy Mae Masterson.
She likes to pretend that she doesn’t like me
and I like to let her.
I may have a past that haunts me and she may
have a habit of getting attached, but damn if I don’t want to show her just how
good this bad boy can be.
I honestly didn’t know how this book was going to go. First of all, I’m super picky about Southern and Cowboy books. Second of all, we’ve never seen the author tackle this troupe before so I will admit that I got a little judgy at first. I couldn’t be happier to report that Sugar exceeded my expectations.
What I liked the most about this was that we were able to get the country/small town vibe merged with a big recording company vibe so I got the best of both worlds. I loved the fact that Hard Candy took on a Country singer who happens to be a bad boy who didn’t know was looking for change.
I adored the sass that Addy Mae threw at Beau. She’s a strong character and Beck did her the justice she deserved by making her a strong Southern woman to the very core. I also liked how Beau may be a bad boy but his Southern manners, especially with his mother, were always present. Maybe not so much with Addy but he had to charm her somehow right? I think we all wanted that mix of sweet and cocky vibe that Beau threw around.
Overall, I had fun with this story. Sugar is packed with Southern Charm, sass, and downright fun.